Qatar vows to defy pressure as Saudi-led bloc hardens stance against Doha despite a flurry of diplomacy.
The latest news after Arab Gulf countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and suspended Doha-bound flights.
Secretary of State Tillerson says action causing unintended humanitarian consequences and affecting fight against ISIL.
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinians who were throwing stones near the border fence in the Gaza Strip on Friday, killing one man and wounding four others, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops and allied militia in the southeast Syrian desert reached the Iraqi border on Friday, near the Tanf base where U.S. special forces train local rebels to fight Islamic State, a pro-government commander said.
AMMAN (Reuters) - The United States and Russia are quietly holding talks on creating a "de-escalation zone" in southwestern Syria, Western diplomats and regional officials said, but could face fierce opposition from Iran.
WASHINGTON/DOHA (Reuters) - The United States on Friday called on Arab states to ease their blockade on Qatar and demanded all sides move to calm tensions that intensified with a Turkish offer to send troops, warships and planes to aid its Qatari ally.
HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A woman suicide bomber killed at least 31 people and wounded 35 in a crowded market in the town of Musayab, 80 km (50 miles) south of Baghdad, on Friday, security sources said.
Gulf crisis continues to escalate despite efforts by US and Kuwait to calm rising tensions among GCC member states.
Donald Trump green-lighting weapon sales withheld by Obama over concerns about Saudi Arabia's conduct of war in Yemen.